The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will receive N6.28 billion in surface maintenance, as authorized by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday.
A N17.5 billion modification for the contract for building the old Enugu-Onitsha road, whose actual cost is N48.99 billion, was also approved by FEC.
The decisions were made during the weekly council meeting, which was held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja and presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Prince Ademola Adegoroye, the Minister of State for Transportation, informed State House reporters after the meeting that a contract for the installation of baggage scanners at all of the nation’s train stations cost N495 million.
He said the devices were necessary because of the need to enhance security of lives and property in the nation’s railway facilities.
He said: “The Federal Ministry of Transportation had two memos today, which I presented on behalf of the ministry and it had to do with one, the provision of scanners at all railway stations all over the country.
“You’ll all agree with me that in view of the process of security of lives and property, such equipment has to be installed at our railway stations. Since we’re starting railway revolution, we are trying to put in place a lot of things with the railways.
”We don’t want people to come and damage all that the government has been trying to put in place in that sector.”